Available Trainings / Professional Development:  

Please call for free consultation and estimates for ½ or full-day trainings.  925.250.5500 jameswogan@yahoo.com www.jameswogan.com

  • 7 Keys to Educating Foster Youth under LCAP:Serving Children in Foster Care from Diverse Backgrounds; Best Practices for Educators
  • Beyond Co-Location – Interagency Collaboration: Integrated Care and Coordinated Services, within and across agencies. Say goodbye to pockets of success, silos and fragmented services.   breakingbarriersca.org
  • Care Coordination / Case Management Services: Best practices for educators, social workers, interns, and probation officers.     
  • De-Escalating Angry and Aggressive Teenagers: Training for Educators, Mental Heath Professionals, and Police / Law Enforcement Officers.
  • Expulsion Diversion: District Positive Behavior Team.  Proven Effective District-Level Intervention to reduce expulsions and support rather than suspend students.  The model for this program was developed as an equity strategy, prior to disproportionality and significant disproportionality district sanctions.    
  • Homelessness and Poverty: Training for LEA General Counsel and Legal Aid Attorneys.  Equity and cultural awareness is integrated into all trainings.  This training was first provided at the American Bar Association (ABA) – Conference in San Francisco, CA. 
  • IEP, BSP, LMNOP & Special Education: Navigating public education and supporting children with special needs: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) and Foster Parents may be invited by host agency.      
  • It’s the law, so what? California Legislative Update: CA Education Code, Case Law, and Legal Settlements: Keeping school administrators out of court and in school:  ensuring compliance with the law, board policy (BP) and Administrative Regulation (AR). Model programs and best practices.
  • Juvenile Law:  Serving youth involved with the juvenile justice system.  
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS): A 3-D Pyramid for 3-D Kids, making the MTSS framework a reality for equityand youth with unique educational needs.
  • Playground Survival Skills:  Facilitated Play for Children at Recess, Lunch, and After School, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), first taught in Tokyo, Japan at Nishimachi International School.   
  • Parent Engagement Through the Lens of Equity: Creating welcoming and inclusive environments for parents and caregivers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Social Emotional Learning Facilitation for Youth (SELFY):  Support Behavioral Health in Children and Adolescents:  Prevention practices for schools: includes interface with PBIS, MTSS, and LMNOP for Educators Parents and Guardians.  
  • School Climate / Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS): Includes Mindfulness, mindfulschools.org Classroom Kindness, Conflict Resolution, and Bullying Prevention Programs and Strategies.  
  • Suicide Prevention and Risk Assessment. Ideation, Intent, Plan, Means, Access to firearms, Risk Factor, Protective Factors, Care Coordination, Post-Hospitalization Transitions.
  • Transgender Youth & Gender Support Plans: Best practices and compliance with legal requirements set forth under AB 1266: supporting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming students in school settings (LGBTQ). genderspectrum.org.  
  • School Coordinated Care Teams:System for the delivery of student support services at schools (Elementary, Middle, High School, Alternative Education). Includes password protected and encrypted referral data tracking system, and communication forms.  
  • School-Based Wellness Centers: Increase access to instruction with school-based health, behavioral health, and drug and alcohol support services.  For more information, see: Wogan: Wellness Centers
  • Trauma-Informed Practices for Educators (TIPE): Tools and strategies for supporting youth who have been impacted by trauma and negative life experiences.  Hands-on experiential training.   You will walk away increased awareness, knowledge, and skills.   Equity and cultural awareness is integrated into all trainings.  
  • Trauma-Informed Practices for Educators II (TIPE II): In-Depth review and rehearsal of proven-effective approaches to supporting children who have been impacted by traumatic events and adverse children experiences (ACEs). 


Trainer Bio:  James C. Wogan, MFT, LCSW, PPSC is a dedicated school administrator, child and family therapist, teacher, and school social worker.   James developed the content for these trainings outside of his role with Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) in Contra Costa County (Bay Area, CA).  James developed and administers all aspects of the highly successful and state-recognized Foster Youth Services program in MDUSD, the Homeless Outreach Program for Education (Mt. Diablo HOPE), Elementary Mental Health Counseling and Play for Education (CAPE), the WIOA Workforce Readiness Program, and field placement supervision social work twenty (20) social work (MSW) and interns.    James has trained hundreds of school employees in Trauma-Informed Practices, School Wellness Centers, and School Coordinated Care Teams, and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) system used for the delivery of behavioral health services by multi-disciplinary teams in school settings.

James lived in Tokyo, Japan where he was a researcher with the Tokyo Institute of Psychiatry and highly recognized child and family therapist.   James responded to disasters such as floods, and earthquakes, as well as terrorist attacks and other traumatic events. He has received awards and recognition from the US Congress, MDUSD, Contra Costa County ILSP, the NASW and from Comcast for being a “Hometown Hero.” James spent several years in a wheelchair as the result of a car accident when he was young; this shaped his work in public education and serving children with unique educational needs.   His career in family therapy, social work and public education has included program development, publications and workshops on systems change at the leadership level, child and adolescent mental health, social and emotional learning (SEL), suicide prevention, parenting children with special needs, expatriate overseas relocation, interagency collaboration, family therapy, LGBTQ youth, and trauma-informed practices. James wrote “Parent Engagement Through the Lens of Equity,” and “Kindness in a 3rd Grade Classroom,” articles that can be found at www.jameswogan.com.

James brings stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to the table and engages openly in conversations about race and privilege. His work has earned recognition from the United States Congress, and awards from the PTA Association of California, the NASW, and the Teacher’s Union (Academy Award, 2017) in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. James is an active and vocal advocate, bringing youth, parent, and caregiver voice to local and state government.  James has been a board member for non-profit agencies (501c3) and is an Executive Advisory Board member with Breaking Barriers CA www.breakingbarriersca.org.

James graduated from the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley (MSW, 2001) and was also educated at the California School of Professional Psychology: Clinical Psychology, San Francisco State University: Dept. of Special Education, CSU East Bay: Educational Leadership / School Administration, UNC – Chapel Hill: Practicum in ADHD and Positive Psychology, Harvard University Edx Family Engagement, and Guilford College, a Quaker College in Greensboro, North Carolina where he received a Bachelor’s in Science (B.S.) with honors.

James is a teacher / adjunct faculty in the School Psychology / School Counselor PPSC program at Brandman University in Walnut Creek. He has a private practice in Oakland, CA where he also provides clinical supervision for candidates pursuing licensure as LCSW or LMFT.  James loves mountain biking, being outdoors and traveling with his amazing wife and two teenage boys in the Bay Area, CA.

Trainings may include co-presenter, recognized subject matter experts.  Trainings are provided during a limited number of non-work days each school year.

Please call for free consultation and estimates for ½ or full-day trainings.  925.250.5500 jameswogan@yahoo.com www.jameswogan.com

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Interactive trainings provided for and with:

  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • School Social Workers (MSW PPSC)
  • School Counselors (MFT PPSC)
  • School Psychologists
  • County Child Welfare Social Workers
  • Classified Personnel
  • Juvenile Probation Officers
  • Special Education Staff Members
  • Special Education Assistants (SEA I, II, III and IV)
  • Classified Personnel
  • Mental Health / Behavioral Health Professionals
  • Parent Partners
  • Parents and Guardians
  • Caregivers and Group Home (LCI) Staff Members
  • Board of Education Members